3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com.
[IMPRESSIONIST CHARDWORK] Natural
Selection likes to make its metaphors plain. Not only on its vegetarian
plates but in the procession of s
5027 NE 42nd Ave., 971-255-0167, oldsaltpdx.com.
[MEAT PALACE] A stately Cully
pleasure dome for food, Grain & Gristle’s sister spot Old Salt
encompasses a whole-animal butchery, deli, past
2218 NE 82nd Ave., 208-3391.
[NOT SO SIMPLE] From
a Westerner’s perspective, Simply Vietnamese is perfectly bewildering
and lovely—like Brigitte Bardot in the late ’70s. The eatery is nothi
4605 NE Fremont St., 971-229-0995, smallwarespdx.com.
[BIGGIE SMALL] Johanna Ware runs
the tightest kitchen in town. Seriously. Sit at the bar, order some
small plates and watch her marshal traff
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030, tanukipdx.com.
[WOW!] Chef-owner Janis Martin’s
Montavilla izakaya is a dim, nearly unmarked space frequented mostly by a
small, self-selecting group of adventurous
601 SE Morrison St., 234-4102, taradpdx.com.
[PORK POT HIGH] Tarad Thai’s
interior looks like a ’70s Chiang Mai bodega designed by Hollywood, a
home for Viet-vet expats who moved to the Thai
580 SW 12th Ave., 621-9251; 3808 N Williams Ave., 621-1400 (Tasty N Sons); tastyntasty.com.
From Toro Bravo to Tasty N Sons and now Tasty N Alder,
John Gorham has made a career out of never h
926 NW 10th Ave., 841-5463, yamasushiandsakebar.com.
[AVOID THE BLOWFISH]
Yama means “mountain” in Japanese, on the face of it a bewildering name
for a sushi restaurant. But Yama is also the
It’s 11 in the morning, six hours
before dinner service begins, and Trent Pierce is already three hours
into his workday. In the open kitchen of his tiny avant-seafood
restaurant, Roe, tucked
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